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Psychosomatic Illness (Somatoform Disorders): Signs & Symptoms

Signs & Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Abdominal distress
  • With the hormonal changes of puberty, anxiety and worry, fatigue, loss of appetite, aches and pain are frequent symptoms, more prevalent in girls than boys
  • Symptoms that mimic neurological disorders, such as double vision, poor balance and coordination, paralysis, seizures
  • Imagined physical deformities or defects
  • Back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sore muscles.

Academic problems, school refusal, social withdrawal, anxiety and behavioral problems often accompany Somatoform Disorders.